Following wife's suicide, accused kabaddi player and his father arrested by police

Chillar was arrested from Colaba in Mumbai where he works with the Indian Navy.

IANS| Updated: Oct 21, 2016, 16:04 PM IST
Following wife's suicide, accused kabaddi player and his father arrested by police

 New Delhi: National level Kabbadi player Rohit Chillar was arrested from Mumbai on Friday, three days after his wife Lalita committed suicide, Delhi Police said.

His father Vijay Singh, 51, a co-accused in the dowry death case, on Friday surrendered at the Nangloi police station here. Chillar`s mother Sunita is still on the run, police said.

Chillar was arrested from Colaba in Mumbai where he works with the Indian Navy.

"We will present him in a Mumbai court for transit remand to bring him to Delhi for interrogation," a senior police officer said.

A Delhi Police team went to Mumbai on Thursday and arrested Chillar from his staff quarters on Friday morning.

A notice was served on Chillar`s family on Thursday evening to join the police investigation but they absconded after locking their house.

Lalita, 27, was found hanging by a sash by her father Karan Singh on Monday evening in Delhi. She was staying alone while her in-laws stayed in Kanjhawala in Delhi.

Her marriage to Chillar in March last year was her second.

She left a two-hour audio message and a suicide note in which she wrote: "I am not strong enough to survive this, I have decided to quit."

A case of dowry death was registered against Chillar and his parents on a complaint of Karan Singh.